The 19,500 cheers witnessed England’s impressive victory against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Tuesday. Though not in their usual top order, England was prepared enough for Pakistan with James Vince hitting his maiden ODI century and Lewis Gregory, 77 chased the 332 long enough, partnering 129. After both the former fell trap to Pakistan paceman Haris Rauf, Brydon Carse took the baton to England’s victory sparing two overs.
Pakistan had its captain Babar Azam’s ODI-best 158 with Mohammad Rizwan’s 74 and opener Imam-ul-Haq’s 56 to wage a strong fight against England only to lose seven wickets for 37 runs from 292-2, fast bowler Carse contributing five. Azam was not the best for his world’s top-ranked ODI batsman title taken down by Saqib Mahmood, whose side enjoyed the respective nine-wicket and 52-run wins at Cardiff and Lord’s.